4 Jewelry Brands That Changed the Course of Fashion History | Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. and Hermes

Thinking back to the year of 1953, the whole world had memorized “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”, and that phrase really couldn’t have been any more accurate.

Now in 2021, we still can’t resist the allure of pure, glittering gold, majestic precious stones and diamonds from luxury jewelry brands like Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. and Hermes. Whether you are obsessed with bold statement pieces or delicate intricate ones, these brands are a staple when it comes to everlasting glamour and style confidence.

The History of Cartier

Now one of the most famous jewelry brands, Cartier creations are nothing less than magical. In 1847, the French Revolution Era in France, Louis-François Cartier took over his former master’s workshop bringing elegance and a distinguished business model. He became a renowned trend setter for number stamping the items he produced in his workshop.

One of the best-known modern Cartier creations is their LOVE collection. A dazzling representation of 1970’s New York, the Cartier LOVE collection remains an iconic symbol of love beyond the conventional.

“How far would you go for love?”

Cartier White Gold Diamond Love Bracelet 18K
The History of Van Cleef & Arpels


A marriage full of love and artistry turned into one of the most renowned top luxury brands in the world when in 1896, Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a precious stones broker, met Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a master stonecutter, and married in 1895.

In 1906, the two families opened up an exquisite balance of beauty and luxury shop in Place Vendome with pieces that became instant classics.

Members of royalty and nobility worldwide were exceptionally fond of their creations and it quickly turned to one of the most artistic and best known top luxury brands.

Sorting through the most famous creations of Van Cleef & Arpels, we find the Alhambra line, with its distinctive lobed cross design signifying luck, love, fortune, and good health.

Cartier vs. Van Cleef & Arpels


Often compared for their ranking in luxury accessory brands, yet two totally different brands within two totally different aesthetics. Van Cleef & Arpels is more focused on using stunning precious stones in their pieces while Cartier designs are more focused on pure gold in general. Sometimes delicate diamonds are found in one of Cartier’s breathtaking designs like the ones used in their Rose Gold Diamond Juste Un Clou Bracelet which is sought after by fashion lovers all over the world.

Van Cleef & Arpels is known for their motives of having precious stones that gleam with pure brilliance like their signature Mother of Pearl. They were awarded the Grand Prize at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris for its Roses bracelet, set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds.

The History of Tiffany & Co.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s anyone?

Tiffany & Co., is a high-end jewelry brand that was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young. In 1838, it relocated from Connecticut to 259 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. In 1853, it took huge steps to become the revolutionary brand that we know and love today.

Growing through the USA and abroad, Tiffany & Co. became the first U.S. company to win an award for excellence and a gold medal for jewelry, later opening shops throughout the world (more than 300 as to this day).

Between the most famous jewelry lines of Tiffany, we find the Tiffany Elsa Peretti collection, a Full Heart Cuff Bracelet of a dazzling interpretation of Peretti's famous heart design. Composed of sterling silver the cuff contours the wrist perfectly. Another contemporary sophisticated design by Tiffany & Co., where dreams become a reality.
Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Full Heart Cuff Bracelet Sterling Silver

The History of Hermès

Hermès founder, Thierry Hermès, established the brand originally in 1837 by mastering the creation of harnesses and other riding gear for horses. The brand grew through the strength of the saddle stitch that became very famous.

Today, this wealth-holding saddle stitch can only be performed by hand and is still the iconic hand stitch used as the main feature of the Hermès's leather goods.


Tiffany & Co. vs. Hermes

The name "Tiffany" evokes images of brilliant artistry and high-end luxury as Tiffany & Co. is an iconic brand in the global jewelry sector. Selling jewelry, sterling silver, crystals, stationery, fragrances, water bottles, watches, personal accessories, and leather goods, Tiffany and Co. and its iconic blue box tied with a white ribbon, is some of the most well-known, beautifully designed and crafted jewelry in the world. Since it was founded in 1837, Tiffany and Co. has been turning jewelry shopping into a real luxury experience and is arguably the world’s most iconic jewelry brand as it has been synonymous with romance, proposals and marriage.

If your tastes changes or your Saturday night includes the need for a bold statement piece, Hermès has been described as the head turning accessory that you need. Classic and classy yet radical as they are precious, Hermès and its Plated Collier de Chien Bracelet is a favorite among collectors and celebrities. Made of leather, it is adorned with the iconic Collier de Chien motif in palladium plated metal featuring pyramid studs and a ring.

Collections that combine freedom with inventiveness and know-how.
Hermes Mykonos Blue Niloticus Lizard Rose Gold Plated Collier de Chien Bracelet

Where To Buy High-End Luxury Brands of Jewelry

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With the right piece of jewelry, you will feel empowered to tackle any challenge life throws at you, be it a first date, a new job interview, or an event you’ve been counting the days till.

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